April 2015 Posts

  • Pooled Special Needs Trusts

    A Worthwhile Option When Future Planning for a Loved One with a Disability By Joanne Marcus, MSW ...
  • Always Put Caregiver Contracts in Writing

    When hiring a caregiver, it is important to put the contract in writing. Courts can be especially strict about requiring contracts when caregivers are relatives, but a formal agreement is still necessary even if the caregiver is not a relative. ...
  • To Ensure Your End-of-Life Wishes Are Honored, a Directive May Not Be Enough

    Do you want to live out your last days hooked up to a ventilator or a feeding tube? ...
  • State 'Right-to-Try' Laws Begin to Spread, But Are They Only a Placebo?

    Five states have enacted laws giving terminally ill patients access to experimental drugs, and 25 other states are considering similar legislation. ...
  • Long-Term Care Insurance Premiums Rise Almost 9 Percent

    Overall costs for new long-term care insurance coverage -- which pays for care in nursing homes and, increasingly, at home as well -- increased 8.6 percent compared to a year ago, according to the 2015 Long Term Care Insurance Price Index....